Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Instructor says hunter safety course helps


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HURLEY — After 20 years of teaching an Iron County hunter safety course for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, instructor David Vuorenmaa said the lack of hunting accidents in the area shows that the mandated class has helped hunters with prevention.

“We’ve had a very successful rate, and have never had any serious injuries,” Vuorenmaa said of the spring and fall classes. “We’ve taught hundreds of kids so far.”

The DNR requires all individuals born after Jan. 1, 1988 to successfully pass the 12 hour course in order to apply for a hunti...

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